Saturday, August 29, 2009



I just watched a video from a man I admire a lot: Anthony (Tony) Robbins.

Why I admire him a lot is because he went from Janitor to Peak Performance Advocate(also a multi-millionaire) in under 2.5 years!


In his latest video, he talks about one of the most important thing that makes or breaks a man to achieve success.

His video appears like a chance meeting with 2 Internet Marketing gurus: Frank Kern & John Reese.

It's kinda cute because it gives you this feeling like Tony will put aside some of his valuable time whilst filming for his own video seminar(s) to allow Frank and John to step in to make an impromptu recording.

Very clever!

Anyway,  the video is definitely a good view as Tony does his usual power-up manner of talking (that seems to cower John and Frank to sit quietly on their comfortable couch) and discusses some pertinent points as to why some people don't seem to be able to achieve the same level of success as they could.

Or, that there are many would be Internet Marketers who seems to behave like they are trying to earn a good income from the internet rather than making it a must to earn their dream income.

Here is the link that will reveal to you what is that "holy grail" of the human psyche that will make or break a man/woman to succeed or fail:

Right after my mind had captured that key concept to success, I suddenly felt a 'rema' to the word: CERTAINTY or to its mutation; like certain, certainly, etc.

I had just took action to create a 'squeeze page' of sorts so that I can giveaway  a free e-book and its corresponding audio.

I decided not to give any 'junk' e-book to people, but a book that I really treasure because it sort of made things happen until that fateful day where I achieved true awareness of myself.

The Heroes' Journey
"The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles is the book that I am talking about that was published almost 100 years ago and contains elements that is still applicable now in our current era.

The book mention about "....doing things in a certain way..." that gave me that 'rema'.

And I was just musing myself with the thoughts that I am a traveler on a journey to a certain destination.

Click here to get your free e-book and its accompanying audio.

Or go to the top right hand corner of this blog and sign-up there.

"A Heroes' Journey" now comes into my mind as a concept that was introduced to me when I attended a course at AKLTG.

That everyone does go thru this Heroes' Journey one way or another.

You can get a free copy of Alvin Soon's version of "The Hero's Journey" here.

So, if you are a traveler on his/her way to a certain destination, why not join me in getting there and  achieving it together?

I leave you now with an interesting concept I found which I am going to write a review on it soon:

Project Lazy Boy

Do take a look at it and join it if you will because you will be doing yourself a favor as well as yours truly.


Alief Hamdani

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 51: Life is ....


Sometimes, I get this feeling that I'm going crazy or something and I feel like the whole WORLD is going against me!

Like when i want to find the time to do my work, there is always something in the way to prevent me from doing it like:
  1. A sudden lack of energy,
  2. A feeling of being "STUCK",
  3. Family commitments,
  4. An excuse,
  5. Etc etc etc

A Sudden lack of Energy

This is also known as that lethargic feeling that everyone feels especially after a big meal and you suddenly feel like you want to put your head down and go to sleep.

I usually feel like this after lunch and dinner especially.

I'm following this terrific guy: Shawn Phillips who had just published a book some time ago that discusses about his philosophy of STRENGTH For LIFE.

I like his work so much that I am drawn to his postings every Monday as he mentions about what having muscles means to him.

I think that he is the first Bodybuilder that takes the view of going to the gym and eating right and having a balanced amount of rest would do to a person's well being.

And that if everyone were to follow his philosophy of building the right body(his way of course), he or she would be successful in everything.


Actually, I believe in him as the saying goes: "My body is my temple."

So, if you were to treat your body right, you would do everything right.

Or, I would prefer to say: "If you were to treat your SELF right, then everything would be right."

This goes back to the Secret of life and that is to always "think positive" or always have an "Attitude of Gratitude".

Nick Vijucic terms it: "Attitude is Altitude".

And he is one person who really advocates positive attitudes in everything that you do.

If you take a look at his 4 Minutes 33 Seconds video, it'll explain it all.

A feeling of being "STUCK"

I get this a lot of times especially when there is millions of things to do and I am not sure which one to do first.

Family Commitments

This comes when all of a sudden, your significant-other-half decides to do something "important" and you have to drop everything that is "important" to you because you don't want WW3 to happen.

Seriously, this is unavoidable especially when you have your baby daughter sick with the fever at 2:00am and you have to go to the 24 hrs clinic for her to have her medicine.

An Excuse

This folks is what I call the reason for my procrastination and I always tell myself that it is alright to go play, because "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy".

Or that there is something fantastic on the TV that needs my attention because if not, I'd miss my opportunity to understand why King Tut was murdered and that he didn't die of natural reasons.

Etc Etc Etc

This actually falls under the heading of "An Excuse".

So, the topic here is "Life is ...." whatever you make of it.

I want this year to be my most successful one because I don't want to fall into another trap of saying to myself that I didn't achieve my goal(s) because of etc etc etc.

I believe that if a person didn't succeed is because he/she just put down too many excuses for his/her failure.

I believe that a successful man is successful because he wants to succeed and that he made a commitment to succeed no matter what.

That doing his BEST is not good enough as opposed to doing what he is supposed to be doing.

Folks, I am frustrated at having my life dictated by someone/something else so I am now making a decision to succeed at my goal(s) no matter what it takes.

Here is a video about what inspired Sylvester Stallone to write his blockbuster movie: Rocky.


Alief Hamdani

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 44: My Musings....

"If you ask me what is the most important factor in online success, I’ll tell you it’s your commitment. Are you TRYING to make some money online or you MUST make money online?" - Kenneth Koh @


I subscribe to a mailing list of a very interesting Singaporean counterpart of mine named Kenneth Koh and he is one of the many Singaporeans who is making a comfortable income from the internet.

One of his recent blog post is about a TOTALLY free domain hosting company:

He found out about it after one of his friends asked him to help solve a technical problem.

Interestingly, he says that even though you can get a free webhosting account on the internet, he suggests that you shouldn't because of the fact that it is free and that internet marketers would loose their edge if they were to go about their on-line business whilst on the “free-path” as opposed to the “pay-as-you-go” path.

Sometimes, I like to use the analogy of the "Journey" as in "Life is a Journey. Where are you going?” concept.

As he puts it:

“Most beginners are not committed. If you are a newbie and you say you are 100% committed, you are lying. I’m quite sure about that!

Want to know how most beginners become committed? They become committed when their pockets hurt!”

What Kenneth means to say is that you will succeed if you are committed to your success if there is pain!

Pain of the fact that you might be losing all that money that you have invested in; so you keep telling yourself that you better deliver or else….

Also, a mentor of mine Adam Khoo did warn us that a partner to your success is a REAL partner if he/she is willing to put a stake in your business ie willing to invest in an equal amount of time & money in the business. Otherwise, that partner is not committed.

There is this very famous radio channel called: WII.FM that many successful people love to listen to and that most of the time, they play this song titled:

What’s In It For Me?

So, when Kenneth was discussing this aspect of commitment, I suddenly became stunned!

Like there was a “Rema”(self realization/awareness) happening to me!

Am I committed to my success?

Am I on the right road or way towards my journey to success?

Am I trying to earn an income from the internet or that I must earn an income from Internet Marketing?

Of course the right answer is that: I MUST earn an income from INTERNET MARKETING.

Why? Do I have a choice?

This brings me to the point of pain and pleasure; and that people would do something because it offers them the pleasure of fulfillment or the pain of non-fulfillment.

Like if I don’t earn an income at the end of this month of August 2009, I will not have any money to buy the daily necessities for myself AND my family.

Or, if I earn an income at the end of this month of August 2009, I will have money to buy the daily necessities for myself AND my family and perhaps if I earn more, I can treat myself to something that shows my subconscious mind that it earned a reward for a job well done.

I prefer the later because of the “pleasure” aspect of it.

However, looking at my previous blog posts, it appears that I have commitment issues.

It appears that I am fervent with my commitment in the beginning stage, but as the ‘thing’ drags on, I start to ‘taper off’ and ‘plunge’.

There was once I advised a good friend of mine who also had a commitment problem that his problem is that his ‘project’ was taking too long and he perceives it to be such a drag.

So how do one overcome boredom at something that can sometimes be monotonous?

I’m not sure but I think that one has to be creative isn’t it?

When I think about BODYCOMBAT when I was teaching it couple of years ago, I felt pressured because of the environment that I was in.

However, I always tell myself that, beyond the Plantar Fasciitis and the complaints from the members and the non-encouragement from my peers and loved ones and leaders and the little income I get, (I always get a kick from some participants who gave me positive feedback during class) it is all a setup for me for success.

I loved the feeling of being on stage and leading people in a group exercise regime. Especially when I see members who are inspired when I teach.

Those were the days…..

But, if I were to reflect on what I am doing now, I feel that the pleasure is not necessarily in the now but delayed. So, I clearly have to look forward to lots of delayed gratification .

Isn’t it?

So, I am on a journey towards success and my road is Internet Marketing and my vehicle is GDI(Global Domains International) – Twitter System.

Of course that there are others like: 30DC(Thirty Days Challenge) and John Blaze’s – 7 Days to Cash(7D2C) but so far, the one that I know that earns me income and is relatively passive is the GDI one.

7D2C is an active form of income because I have to do research, and then write articles, and then sell it to “the highest bidder”.

Whereas for GDI-Twitter System, it is totally passive. Of course I could go in and go active if I want.

Unfortunately, GDI-Twitter doesn’t seem to churn out a lot of ‘customers’ for me. There are a lot of potentials because of Twitter but honestly, most of my GDI-Twitter success is because of my other lead generation tactics.

So, I am really looking for something that is totally PASSIVE if there is one.

And I did find one. More on that later.

30DC, is more of a training system for newbies rather than for the experienced. But, I would like to put myself as a newbie because:

1. My income is not USD5,000.00 or more and
2. I am still scouring about like an Opportunity Seeker.

30DC helps those who are 100% business minded and will stay at their ‘game’ no matter what.

This is excellent for people who can afford both the time and money because they have a good enough ‘buffer’ in their savings account or they are working full-time and still have some extra time to kill and want to take that opportunity to earn extra.

The best thing about 30DC is that it is totally FREE training that other programs may charge you 4 figures or even 5!

What if the potential has:

1. No time? and
2. No money?

Meaning that he/she has no extra time to put aside to build a solid Internet Marketing business and no money aside to buffer his/her monthly expenditure as he/she is building that Internet Marketing business?

Wow! That is a tough one!

I remember this saying that goes:

“If the why is strong enough, the how will take care of itself.”

That means that if the potential has no time and money but he/she has a strong enough why, the how to solve the time & money issue will take care of itself.

Like if the question is like:

“Why do IM when I don’t have the time and money to do it?”

And the Why is:

“Why do IM? It is because if I don’t do it, my baby daughter will not have any milk to drink or if she falls sick, I do not have any money to pay the medical bills and thus so she might DIE!”

So the “strong enough” why here is:

No $$$ -> cannot buy milk and/or cannot pay medical bills for baby -> DIE!

Thus the how here would be that I’ll have to find the time to learn and do IM and I’ll have to beg, borrow or steal money in order to help finance my desire to succeed!

Now the question is what now? Where do I go from here?

Simple. Just by applying the USF(Ultimate Success Formula) my first step is to set a GOAL which I have and then formulate a STRATEGY which I have and then take massive ACTION.

What is my (SMART) GOAL?

S - Specific
M - Motivating
A - Achievable
R - Realistic
T – Time

I want to earn RM2,000.00 by the end of August 2009 from my Internet Marketing(IM) business that help teach other people learn how to earn an income from IM.

What is my plan of ACTION?

I plan to only focus on 1 IM activity that appears to be legitimate and has a proven track record in helping the ‘principal’ or Guru earn an income.

And that would be to follow John Blaze’s – 7 Days to Cash


That would be on the next blog of 31st August 2009.

In the meantime, here so far is an Intro blog for John Blaze’s - 7 Days to Cash.


Alief Hamdani
(Free e-book)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Day 41: I'm behind with 30DC!


My parents came to my house for a visit and even though it was only for the weekend(Friday-Sunday), it was enough to put me 5 days behind in my 30DC.

Now, this doesn't make sense of course because Friday to Sunday is only 3 days. So how did I miss 5 days worth of training and action steps?

That's why logic sometimes cannot explain reality sometimes because even though my parents came on Friday, I was busy on Thursday setting up the house so that it looks presentable.

And whilst Wednesday I was going thru the 30DC training, I was doing day 4's training. Which because of the time difference, I was doing it on Day 5 here in Malaysia.

So, I am actually 1 day ahead of the training release dates but because of the time difference, I can only do the training after the next day. So a delay ensues and it looks like I am very very late.

However, all is not lost as I have a firm belief that I can catch up and be on time for 30DC.

Shawn Phillips of released a blog about the power of BELIEF.

Click here:

And Shawn is one mentor that I really like to emulate!


Alief Hamdani
(Free e-book: Under Construction)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 36: Am I still a Newbie?


I've been doing Internet Marketing(IM) since December 2005 when I signed up for a weekend IM course runned by Mr Stuart Tan at AKLTG which was sort of an "underground event" because only the people associated with AKLTG who knew about it, signed up for it.

Then there was the Jumpstart-to-Internet-Profits which I took part as a coach/assistant to Stuart and then there was the multiple IM courses which I helped out and then there was a big IM event that was supposed to happed but was suddenly cancelled due to no-idea-why?

I speculate that the chief priciple trainer changed his mind not to associate himself with AKLTG thus pulled out at the last moment.

After that, I went on my own most of the time but did attend Stuart's subscriber's night that usually happens once a month.

I thought that was a brilliant idea!

Then, I got married and decided to settle here in Seremban, Negri Sembilan, Malaysia and I have not stepped foot in AKLTG for a very long time.

I did attend Stuart and Kloudiia's wedding one night and then, no more face-to-face.

God! I really miss AKLTG.

Anyway, I digress.... my intention for this blog is to ask the question whether I am doing my IM business correctly or am I still thinking like a newbie?

Is it possible for a person like myself who has put a lot of time and passion into IM that even after 3 plus years, he is still struggling to earn his dream income because his methods is still like that of a newbie.

Even after countless webinars, books, audios, videos, etc. he is still like that of a newbie I-Marketer?

My answer to that question is: If a newbie is someone who has not achieved his target income even after "x" amount of years has gone by, then yes, I am a newbie.

If a newbie is someone who keeps on learning about the new secrets and/or tactics of making profits from the internet, then that too is a yes.

If a newbie is someone who has a personality that is always inquring and then changing his strategy because the environment has changed, then that too is a yes.

If a newbie is that of an Opportunity Seeker vs Business Owner, then that too I am.

Folks, the last point is not a very good point to be proud of because one should be a Business Owner or like what Rich Schefren would put it: A Founder.

I would like to earn my success from the internet and like top I-Marketer like Ewen Chia, who hacked at his computer for 6 years until he cracked the IM code, I am on the right path.

Of course, some folks may have heard of successful I-Marketers who did it in record time like 6 months, I take my hat off to them but I would like to stay honest at what I do and I prefer to tell the people the truth.

I do agree now that I behave like a negative newbie or Opportunity Seeker because I am doing what I have always been doing and that is jumping from one program to the next and "buying" into the next best thing that it highly recommended by the IM Gurus.

Folks, you must understand the USF(Ultimate Success Formula) and that if you feel that there is a better strategy that you can take action on that would lead you to your ultimate goal, you must know that a ship does not sail in a strait like and that the pilot of the boat have to trim the wheel constantly.

So, that is what I am doing so that I would achieve my ultimate goal in Financial Abundance in IM by taking up this once a year training called 30 Day Challenge(30DC).

It may look like it is for a newbie but I want to be humble and I want to say that I don't know what I don't know so I am taking on the 30DC.

At the same time, my GDI-Twitter programme is definitly running but I will tune it from time to time.

Most definitly because I have learnt something new along the way and the business needs tweaking.

Also, because of this desperation for cash, I am considering John Blaze, 7 Days to Cash system.

So, currently, I am doing:

  1. GDI-Twitter Secret: Click here
  2. 30DC: Click here
  3. John Blaze - 7 Days To Cash: Click here
So, just these three.

I think that I better stop looking at anything else because I may get distracted by the phenomenon called "fear-of-loss" mentality.

The IM Gurus especially the good ones like Mike Filsaime, Russell Brunson, Shawn Casey, etc knows how to make you dance the Guru Mambo.

I think that the above 3 is enough and I have this fully geeling that they are a lot.

Folks, if you ask me which one you should do first, then let me say:
  • If you are an absolute newbie to IM, I strongly suggest 30DC.
  • If you have done IM for a while but am looking for something else for your portfolio, then choose GDI-Twitter.
  • If you are desperate for cash and needs guidance pronto, then choose John Blaze's 7 Days to Cash
Ok, folks. That is all I have for you tonight.

Cheers! and God Bless!

Alief Hamdani
(E-book: Under Construction)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Day 35: My 30 Day Challenge.


I really really hope that I am not making a mistake here.....

I have just committed to do Ed Dale's 30 Day Challange (30DC).

I am now at Day 3 of his 30DC and I feel that I am learning a lot!

I know that some of you may be asking about what has happened to GDI and GDI-Twitter and Tissa G's ACME-People-Search-Engine etc etc.

It is still running but I feel that Ed Dale's 30DC is something that only comes aroung once every year and that I have missed it 3 or 4 times already.

So, I am not letting this opportunity pass over me again.

Anyways, the 30DC is a free thing and you get to learn what someone else may have to pay $1,997.00 or more to learn.

Also, I feel that it will compliment my current Internet Marketing(IM) business.

I feel that it is something worth lots to do that actually don't cost you a lot.

Check it out:

Cheers! and God Bless!

Alief Hamdani
(E-book soon to come!)